Survey participants were asked:
“What are the titles given to the para-professional employees in your specific library’s cataloging unit? ”
Where the parameters of a “professional employee” were defined as:
Para-professional would include any salaried position where an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree is not required for the position, although the employee may have one.
326 respondents replied. Of those, only 282 had para-professional level employees. These were the most frequently used words in the title of professional level catalogers and metadata librarians.
351 unique titles were used to describe the position of a para-professional level employee in a cataloging unit. The top 10 titles used (and the percentage of respondents using those titles) were:
|7||Library Assistant II||2.56%|
|8||Library Technical Assistant||2.28%|
|10||Library Assistant III||1.99%|